Jimmy John's thanks August MAX Donors

“Maximize Your Impact” at any Arizona Vitalant donor center in March and earn a Free Sandwich Card, courtesy of Jimmy John's.  MAX donors help Vitalant better meet the daily needs of Arizona hospital patients by giving the automated donation procedure that is most needed based on their blood type and physical attributes. To make a donation appointment, call 877-25-VITAL or visit our center locations page
MAX donors help people like 18-year-old Jaziel who has survived leukemia three times with the help of 135 transfusions. He was just seven years old when he was first diagnosed. “My childhood was interrupted by cancer,” reflected Jaziel. “Having had cancer for six long, extremely emotional years, I can say I always knew I wasn’t alone thanks to my generous blood donors.” 

About MAX Donations . . . Most automated donations take a smaller blood volume from the donor than whole blood donations, but make a bigger impact by providing increased quantities of the component needed most by hospital patients.  Regular whole blood donations provide a mixture of red cells, plasma and platelets.  Automated MAX donations enable Vitalant to isolate and collect an increased quantity of one of those components, since the remaining components are returned to the donor.  Because of the specialized equipment required, MAX donations can only be given at one of our six Valley donor centers. 

Thousands of volunteers blood drive coordinators partner with us to ensure a safe blood supply is available for patients who need it. 


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